Leading

Small Business Tips and Ideas for Leadership and Working with People

When it comes to running a small business, leadership is of the utmost importance. Employees look to you for guidance and to set the tone for your company. Learn more about what it means to be an effective leader with the articles in this section, which cover topics such as employee management, hiring and firing, and team building.

When to Use a Headhunter for Hiring

Hiring a headhunter to find you the absolute best potential employees for your small business can really cut into your bottom line. Especially if you’re paying 15 to 25 percent of the open position’s annual first-year salary in fees, which is a pretty average rate according to Resume to Referral. This means that you’re not likely to use this type of service for every job … [Read more...]

When to Fire Employees and When to Give a Second Chance

I’ve never met a business owner who felt good about firing employees. Even when the employee deserved to be let go for excessive tardiness, ineffective work product, or countless other justifiable reasons to terminate employment, the owners I’ve spoken with have shared how they struggle with the decision because—deep down—they know that employee is still a person with a family … [Read more...]

Being the Best Boss Possible

There’s no denying that the functionality, quality, and price of your products and services all play an important role in your ability to be successful in business. However, there’s one other factor that can have a huge impact on your ability to rise to the top; although, it’s one that is frequently overlooked. What I’m talking about is your personality. But, this term can … [Read more...]

Engaged Leaders: Radio Interview with Steven Goldstein

Steven Goldstein, author, speaker, and business consultant, is the guest on this episode of Monday Morning Radio with Dean Rotbart. Goldstein is a management engagement expert who helps companies, large and small, improve the ways their leaders engage with employees and customers. Goldstein has developed what he calls his “5 Principles of Engagement.” Utilizing these … [Read more...]

4 Ways to Increase Employee Retention

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, between 2.7 and 2.8 million people quit their job every month (yes…million). This is a trend that has been showing an increase since the country’s recession ended, and the industries hardest hit by workers who are choosing to leave their jobs include hospitality services (food and accommodations), government, and education. While … [Read more...]

The Pros and Cons of Sharing Company Ownership with your Employees

When you have worked hard to establish and build your small business, why in the world would you consider sharing the ownership of that business with your employees? The answer is the same answer you use in making your other business decisions—it could be good for business. First, the term "ownership" can be confusing. It is important to understand that offering your … [Read more...]

Why Staffing Companies Are Your Best Bet for New Employees

Any business owner or manager that has ever had to hire a new employee knows just how tedious and costly the process can be. From creating a job description and advertising to interviews and screenings, there is a lot to get done. Though it’s certainly important to take your time in selecting the right person for the job, the more time and money you spend, the less energy and … [Read more...]